Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

January 3, 2016

January 4th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for January 4th
are
Luminous.

 

Pray for special intentions.
  

Pray for Dan & Melanie, Jimmy,
Fr. Joe, Mary, Blue Book 16.

Please pray for funds & grace.

    

 

 

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From Sue today at 9:30am
  
20 Years ago on the Feast of the Epiphany
you came to Toledo and brought tons of tapes and books.
I thought at the time what could I possible do with all these.
But the Good Lord had a plan and quite a few people were able to have them.
Thank you for having the time to come.
The rest is history! Love you Sue

 

                January 3, 2016 - Epiphany
 

 

Sing: Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.


                R.
It is the Feast of the Epiphany

                Thank You God for all You have given
                    us and signs to show us that
                    You are there with us.

                Come to me Lord

                We are to be contemplatives in action –

                We are to be "men for others"

                We are called to be like Jesus –

                That the light of Christ is seen from
                    our actions –

                We give abundantly –

                Jesus came.

                Jesus gave.

                Jesus said in the song . . .

                    I come to you –

                Loving is going out . . .

                Love is learning about giving . . .

                Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist.

                It is a choice we have –

                A man can be given a great grace
                    from God to change the things
                    he needs to change in His
                    life and continue in the pursuit
                    of evil.

                Another man can be given a great grace
                    to change his life and change
                    his life for good.

   

Deuteronomy 30: 19-20

Today, I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live, in the love of Yahweh your God, obeying his voice, holding fast to him; for in this your life consists, and on this depends the length of time that you stay in the country which Yahweh swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that he would give them.’

  

                R. We are all going to have that day when
                    our life is ended.
                    We are to be preparing for this.
 
                God created us with a purpose to help
                    build the Kingdom of God.
                    We are to seek His will and not
                        bury our talents –
                        hold back –
                        waste the days of our lives –
               
                It is a new year –
                    say God gives us a book with
                    365 pages in it –
                    Can we say we write on these
                    pages our story according to God's will
                        in love –
 
                Going out as God calls us to be
                    every day and reporting for
                    what He calls us to – to build
                    the Kingdom of God –
 
                God is over and we are under –
 
                Do we surrender our lives to Him
                    and do as He wants us to do –

                In the Garden we see how satan wasted
                    Eve's time –
                    God gave her so many gifts and
                        Eve wanted to be equal to God!

                    She gave in –
                    Eve sinned –
                    Eve then influenced her husband –
                    Adam gave in . . .

                The devil is real –

                The devil wants people to give into
                    his temptation –
                    he lures them –
                    he can come as an angel of light
                        then turn his temptation
                        into darkness –
                        inactivity according to his
                        design –

                A person can waste day after day
                    after day – holding out in inactivity
                    when the devil is tempting them in
                    inactivity and God is calling
                    them to go out – to reach others –
                    to be what He wants us to be

                Slothfulness is one of the deadly sins –

                Anger – fuming up with bitterness
                    towards others

                Jealousy – a person can feel their jealous
                    eyes – they can become in the habit
                    of being jealous and possessing an
                    other or others and in wrong reasoning
                    have anger for why others should
                    give them attention and not do God's
                    will for them –

                That is how the devil works – in
                    negative, closed down thinking –
                    projected on others – why others
                    doing God's will should give into
                    somebody's pity-pot –

                Twisted thinking becomes normal as one
                    gives into a pity-party

                And other living as God wants are used
                    by them to project their negative
                    feeling on them –

                Pity - party's are ways satan leads
                    people into inactivity and
                    they can give in and bring
                    their remorse to other men –
                    like a wet blanket –

                Blankets are for warmth and comfort
                    who wants a wet blanket?

                God has called 5ths and 13ths and
                    these retreats for prayer –

                We pray for the priests, the Church
                    and the world –

                I believe how important these days
                    are.

                We come together and pray together at
                    Mass –
                    We want God to hear our prayers
                        and to protect us from terrorist
                        and evil in the world –

                    We pray for the whole world –
                        all the time –
                        for the world to be as God
                        wants it to be –

                There are 365 days in our book –

                Satan wants to tempt men to hold
                    out, to let somebody else do their
                    job –
                    then turn away and tell themselves
                    in twisted thinking –
                    it is okay to live in a
                    negative fog – frozen under
                    a rock, day after day –

                Negative thinking brings men down –

                God is so good to us –
                God wants us to love –

                God wants us to go out to meet
                    the lover –
                    to be lifted up –
                    to help the bread to raise in
                        the fullness of a beautiful
                        loaf –

                God gives the grace –
                    We are there to go out and
                        spread the Good News –

                A man had his foot stuck in a
                    bucket of his own making –
                    So how many days did he
                        stay in the bucket –
                    Satan tempts people with giving
                        into themselves – in
                        inactivity –

                God has called us to love others as
                    ourselves –

                God has called us to spread the Good News –
                God has called us to be men for others –

                We are to be instruments of the Light –
                 A lamp is to be put on a
                    lamp stand to shine for all in
                    the house –

                When God is in a man –
                    he shines as a witness of God's
                    light before others –

   

“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
                                                                                                                                                  Pedro Arrupe

  

                R. Talents are gifts given by God to
                    share –

                Yesterday Doris said: I remember this Jesus said
                    "What are you saving yourself for?"

                God has a plan –

                The devil tempts men by inactivity –
                    wanting control –
                    being isolated –
                    having a pity-party

                Projecting their own stored up anger and
                    unforgiveness on innocent others –
                    being bitter
                    being angry
                    being slothful
                    being envious

                And the more one gives into the deadly
                    sins, the worse the habit –
                    foot in a bucket – STUCK –
                    then the twisted thinking –

                God has gifted us in baptism –
                    elevated our knowing and loving
                    capacity so we can know and
                    love on a supernatural level –

                Seeking God's plan –

                Asking the Holy Spirit to come and possess
                    us in love –

                We are to have a deep Christian attitude
                    and why we are doing it –

                Our actions are to have our
                    eternal end in view –
                    We live to serve the Master –

                We surrender to God's plan –

                We don't stay isolated so we do
                    not act accountably to any one –

                We are responsible to God and
                    others for our actions –
                    We know a choice is made
                        to do nothing when God
                        calls us to do something –

                Doing nothing when God calls us
                    to do something is
                    acting against God's will –

                Jesus loves us so much –

                This year we need to ask God to help
                    us see ourselves as God sees
                    us.
                    We need to embrace how we
                        are so loved by God and
                        God has a plan for us –

                    God has called us to live our
                        days according to His
                        plan –

                    365 days with Jesus –
                    365 days of light –

                God overwhelmingly loves us –
                God has given us life –

                We are to be instruments of light –
                We are to raise others up –

   

Galatians 2: 19-20

...I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.

 

                R. Jesus died and rose in a personal way –

                Jesus wants a personal love relationship
                    with us –

                That is the message of the Blue Books –

                To know the love of God –
                    means I can't hold it in –
                    I have to give it away –

                Love is giving to others –

  

Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'

  

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13  

Though I command languages both human and angelic—if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains—if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned—if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. 

    Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. 

    Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with. For we know only imperfectly, and we prophesy imperfectly; but once perfection comes, all imperfect things will be done away with. When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, I have finished with all childish ways. Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face. Now I can know only imperfectly; but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known. 

    As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love.

 

                R. Our vocation calls us to
                    Commitment to God's Plan –
                    Saying "yes" to God –

                Mary showed us her "yes"

                Mary showed us she loved
                    the Father's will –

                Opposing the Father's will
                    opens the door to satan –

                Being where God wants us to be
                    is a choice –

                Mary shows us commitment –

                Jesus shows us He obeyed
                    the will of the Heavenly
                    Father to His death on
                    the cross –

                Doing a good thing, we think, might
                    not be doing God's will –

                Satan wants a man to plan his life
                    as to oppose God's will –

                When a pipe is clogged – it's
                    clogged –

                We are instruments that God
                    has called – to live our
                    vocation and follow Jesus –
                    Jesus is the Light of the World –

                Satan is real –

                He wants us to be the clogged pipe
                    in the house –

                He wants us to steer away
                    from commitment and
                    say
                    "I'm in charge"
  

Prayer for Union with Jesus

Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

   

                R. Commitment to God in our calling –
                    Accountability
                    Responsibility

                God blesses us when we model our
                    lives after Mary –

                We have 365 pages in our
                    book each year –

 

“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
                                                                                                                                                  Pedro Arrupe

 

                R. God has a plan

 

From the Priestly Newsletter Book III - 2000 Issue 3
 

The Father's Will for Us  - Our Source of Peace

Pope John Paul II instructs us: "The Church, as a reconciled and reconciling community, cannot forget that at the source of her gift and mission of reconciliation is the initiative, full of compassionate love and mercy, of that God who is love (see 1 John 4:8) and who out of love created human beings (see Wisdom 11:23-26; Genesis 1:27: Psalms 8:4-8)…He created them so that they might live in friendship with Him and in communion with one another.

"God is faithful to His eternal plan even when man, under the impulse of the evil one (see Wisdom 2:24) and carried away by his own pride, abuses the freedom given to him in order to love and generously seek what is good, and (instead) refuses to obey his Lord and Father. God is faithful even when man, instead of responding with love to God’s love, opposes Him and treats Him like a rival, deluding himself and relying on his own power, with the resulting break of relationship with the One who created him. In spite of this transgression on man’s part, God remains faithful in love.

"It is certainly true that the story of the Garden of Eden makes us think about the tragic consequences of rejecting the Father, which becomes evident in man’s inner disorder and in the breakdown of harmony between man and woman, brother and brother (see Genesis 3:12 ff; 4:1-16). Also significant is the Gospel parable of the two brothers (the parable of the ‘prodigal son’; see Luke 15:11-32) who, in different ways, distance themselves from their father and cause a rift between them. Refusal of God’s fatherly love and of His loving gifts is always at the root of humanity’s divisions.

"But we know that God…like the father in the parable (of the prodigal son), does not close His heart to any of His children. He waits for them, looks for them, goes to meet them at the place where the refusal of communion imprisons them in isolation and division. He calls them to gather about His table in the joy of the feast of forgiveness and reconciliation.

"This initiative on God’s part is made concrete and manifest in the redemptive act of Christ, which radiates through the world by means of the ministry of the Church." 13

___________
13. Pope John Paul II, as in Celebrate 2000!, Servant Publications, pp. 140-141.
 

                  

 

                From Blue Book 10

20 Years Ago

Sorrowful Mysteries

January 6, 1996

Toledo, Ohio

The Agony in the Garden

R. I read a message from Fatima during a July apparition when Mary appeared and showed them a vision of hell. She said,

“You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

“The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. 12

“To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

“But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.” 13

12. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to Our Lady of Fatima’s Peace Plan from Heaven (Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.

1. Hail Mary
2. Hail Mary

R. Be with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Put aside all of the distractions in your mind and open your heart wide.

Jesus: My dear, sweet children, I am Jesus and I come to you this day that you may be united closer to My Most Sacred Heart. I am giving to you abundant graces to unite in deepest union with My Heart. I ask you to be in the Garden with Me and experience My agony for all of My beloved ones.

3. Jesus: Open your heart and let Me penetrate your heart. Remove all the walls that surround your heart. Anything that blocks this union with Me, let go of all the grievances that you hold against others and feel the peace. Feel the peace deep within your soul as you forgive all others of their offenses against you. I knelt in the Garden and I saw before Me all the sins of all men from all time.

4. R. Think of how it is to love someone so deeply and how it hurts when they neglect you and treat you with indifference. It is the ones that we love so dearly that we are so hurt by. Jesus loves us with the deepest love and look how He is treated this day by those He loves. Look at how people use His name in vain. Look at the laughter at the name of Jesus, not respected and loved but used in video games with such disrespect. Jesus comes with a heart surrounded by a crown of thorns, the thorns pressing into His Heart for the indifference and ingratitude of sinful men and He calls out in this message how He loves us and wants to be so close to us. He is the light that shines in the dark night and He has called us to hear the message of His deep and burning love.

5. R. Jesus is alive! He is truly present in the tabernacles in this world in the consecrated host, in His Divinity and humanity, no less present than the day that He knelt in the garden. Jesus Christ waits for us to come and to be with Him. Many times He is alone in the tabernacle. Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, the same as the day He walked the earth! Jesus waits and longs to be so close to us. Jesus is truly present in His Divinity and humanity and Jesus outpours abundant graces whereby we share deeper and deeper in His life and Jesus is neglected and forgotten by many He loves.

6. R. Jesus has chosen the religious in a special way and His Heart suffered the greatest agony for those that He had called and treated Him with such neglect and indifference.

7. R. The souls are so hungry this day. Look at the vile deeds in the world. Look at what children are being taught in the video games. The murder of an innocent baby in the womb of their mother! Jesus was in such agony that His sweat became as great drops of blood on the ground. I hear Him call out and call out and call out “Tell them, Rita, tell them. Tell them how I love.” He says over and over again, “Unless the messages of His burning love are circulated in the Church, the bloodshed will continue.” People that murder the babies within them are starved. We are starved to be fed with the burning love of God, not words, not lip service, but to know the love that He wants to give to us. Do we see Him as He hangs on the cross, dripping with blood, crowned with thorns? This is the love that God has – that He sent His only begotten Son into this world and He gave Himself as a sacrifice on the cross for us! But we speak of Him in surface love. Jesus shows us His Heart and Mary shows us her heart. Jesus says so few souls come to Me and outpour their burning love and how I wait in the tabernacle for them to come and to hear the words from their lips, “O, how I love You, Jesus. How I long for You, Jesus!” Jesus wants an intimate relationship with us. Jesus gives Himself to us in His Divinity and humanity in the Holy Eucharist. Jesus wants us to give our all to Him.

8. R. How our acts of love comforted Him during His bitter Passion! The greatest agonies were not the agonies that He would experience to His body, but the agonies that He experienced to His Heart. In the garden He was bent over with pain for He was in agony to know all of the sins from all men, from all time.

9. Jesus: Open up your heart wide and I will give to you abundant graces so that you may unite deeper and deeper to My Heart. Come to My Heart, to the pure and tender heart of My loving Mother. It is through her heart that you will unite in the deepest recesses of My Heart.

10. Song: I Love You Jesus

Song: A Song from Jesus

 

The Scourging at the Pillar

Jesus: Surrender to Me and let go. This is a rosary from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. My dear ones, walk with Me through this Passion. Be there – experience as I experienced, the letting go, to allow those I loved to tie My hands and tie Me to the pillar.

1. Jesus: My Heart, consumed with the deepest love for you. I continued without resistance, to allow the men to beat Me.

2. Song: I Am Your Sacred Heart

3. R. Jesus stood at the pillar and they beat Him with such instruments that tore His flesh and made Him bleed. This is the love that He has for us, that God gave Himself and came to this earth. Jesus took on a human body and allowed Himself to be scourged unmercifully for love of us. Why do we not trust Him? Why do we not surrender ourselves to Him? Do we not see Jesus, covered with wounds, tied to the pillar? He is the way, the truth and the life. He shows us the way.

4. Jesus: It is in your surrender that you will have peace and joy in your lives. Give yourselves totally to God.

Jesus: My beloved ones, surrender, consecrate your hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Give yourselves to God to do always the Father’s will.

R. It is in living in the Father’s will that our peace and joy are found.

5. Hail Mary

6. R. We do not know what it is to unite with love itself. God wants us to be with Him for all eternity, united in the deepest love with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus has revealed to us insights into the mystery of His Divine love. Our souls search a barren desert looking for that which will satisfy us and nothing satisfies the starved soul but the love of God. Let us look at Jesus covered from head to toe with wounds, wide open wounds! Let us see Him tied to the pillar. Just think of the love that He has for us, that He subjected Himself to this treatment! Why do we not surrender and give Him our all? Jesus gave His all for us.

7. Jesus: You are the lights that I am sending into this world to shed the light in the dark night. Each one of you I have called here this day as I unite more deeply with your hearts. Will you give My love to this world that is hurting and in pain? I am Jesus. I shed My blood for you. This is the love that I have for you!

8. R. God is not far off. Jesus is alive and I hear Him call out: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive. Jesus tells me: Tell them when we are baptized we receive a sharing in His Divine life. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within us in a very special way when we remain in the state of grace. It is in this interior life that we will have peace and joy. We go to the world but we are united to Jesus in our hearts. Put together the minute pieces of your life to unite with the Almighty God who lives within you. Who tells us about Himself and tells us about ourselves? It takes time alone every day with Jesus to know Him more. If we love someone we want to spend time with that person. To have a love relationship with Jesus we must take the time to be alone with Him. Jesus is alive and He dwells in our hearts. Jesus remains in our hearts when we are in the state of grace in His Divinity. Jesus is truly present in His Divinity and  humanity in the Holy Eucharist. Jesus is no less present than the day He was tied to the pillar. I hear Him call out: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive. Tell them I am alive!

9. R. Mary has said that it is so important that we pray the rosary, for as we meditate on Their lives, His life becomes more alive within us. Every word in the Scriptures becomes more meaningful. The rosary is so beautiful for we meditate on the lives of Jesus and Mary.

10. Song: A Song from Jesus

 

The Crowning with Thorns

Jesus: I call you to surrender. You will not let go. You hold on so tight to so many things. You must let go and put yourself totally in My hands. I am guarding you every moment. You are so filled with your fear and your incidentals. I love you with the deepest love – that I came to this earth and gave Myself for love of you. I am calling out to you this day to surrender, to take the wall down from around your heart and to open your heart wide. Let Me enter that We may join in the deepest intimacy with one another.

Sing: Little Child

1. R. They pounded into Jesus’ head a sharp crown of piercing thorns and Jesus did not resist anything that they did to Him. They spit on Jesus and they mocked Jesus. This was the Almighty God, the Son of God, who did not resist.

2. R. Jesus’ face and body were covered with blood. Meditate on the face of Jesus after the crowning with thorns. Look into His eyes and see the love that He has for us.

3. Song: O Sacred head surrounded, reviled and put to scorn

4. R. Would we allow someone to pound thorns into our heads, to spit on us, to tear our flesh? As we go through our lives we carry out His life, death and resurrection in our lives. All through the day we suffer little sufferings. How do we act as we struggle? Do we realize that He is allowing us to go through these sufferings, that we will go deeper in our life with Him? Do we realize that we follow the path that He trod? It is in the death that there is our resurrection. In our daily struggles all through the day that, if we stay rooted in Him, we grow deeper and deeper in our life with Him.

5. R. The price that He paid that we would share in His life!

6. R. How it comforts His Heart when we tell Him of our love for Him!

7. Song: I Love You Jesus

Jesus: In your every breath and your every heartbeat, I guard you and I watch you - as you walk and as you sleep. Do not be afraid for I am with you in all of your actions. I am guarding you and watching you. I am longing and waiting for you to tell Me of your love. My greatest agonies were not the agonies that I suffered to My body but the agonies that I suffered to My Heart. Buckled over in pain, My Heart, a Heart of endless love, and I wait for you, I wait for you through each moment of the day, to talk to Me, to be with Me so I may be joined ever closer to You and I want your love.

R. Let us not seek after senseless pleasures that do not satisfy the craving in our hearts which only You, God, can satisfy.

8. R. So many times we have such longing in our hearts to receive love. Such longing that our hearts hurt for wanting love. Jesus remains in the tabernacle - Jesus says to us over and over again how He is longing, longing for our love. We carry out His life, death and resurrection in our lives. We do not realize that this is the longing that He has for us - to come and to be with Him. We walk around with our hearts in pain, looking for that which will satisfy this longing when nothing, nothing on the face of this earth will satisfy the longing for love but the love of God! We were created to love God and to love one another. Our hearts are in pain until they rest in Him.

9. Song: I Love You Jesus

R. In marriage, every woman promises to every man that which only God can give. Share with God - great love. In this oneness, in all that you do, love in union with Jesus.

Jesus: I am Jesus. I love you with the deepest love. Come to Me, My sweet, little children and I will comfort you and shelter you in the deepest recesses of My Heart.

10. Hail Mary

 

The Carrying of the Cross

Jesus: You will be persecuted by many. I stood and they cried out, “Crucify Him, Crucify Him.” In this world today you will be rejected by many that you love. You must come and dwell in My Heart, the Heart of endless love, waiting for you.

1. R. Jesus stumbled along with the cross on His back and He fell with His chin to the ground. His thoughts were always of us and how dearly He loves us.

2. R. How many times we fall each day. He is so close and we think that we are alone. How many times we go from Him. Jesus is in our hearts. All we have to do is go to our heart and dwell in His Heart. Go inside of ourselves to the red room, the interior chamber of His Heart and be protected from the cold, windy world - the world that is cruel and sometimes so hard to live in! That we can go to our heart and know always that if we are in the state of grace we have this deep presence of God within us: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and this is our shelter! Jesus showed us the way that He was persecuted: Jesus was whipped, Jesus was crowned with thorns - this is the way that He trod. The world tells us that we shouldn’t have problems, but we see Jesus as He falls to the ground and struggles onward with the cross on His back. But, Jesus shows us, in carrying the cross and walking His way, that there is the Resurrection! It is in our sufferings that we are raised to deeper life in Him.

3. Jesus: I come to the simple. I come to those whose hearts are filled with love. Look into your heart. Let go of any anger or hatred toward any person in your life. Make your heart soft that I may enter into your heart and join with you in deepest love.

4. R. Look into Jesus’ eyes as Mary looked into His eyes. Mary saw Jesus’ head crowned with thorns and Jesus’ face covered with blood. Mary saw in His eyes the love that He has, that He gave Himself for us. Why do we not look into His eyes? Why do we not reach deeper and deeper into our hearts to know Jesus more?

5. Song: I Am Your Sacred Heart

6. R. This is how the martyrs withstood what they suffered. They knew the interior presence of God. Think of how it is to embrace love, the burning love of God and to know that it is inside of us at every moment - that it is there that the more we go to the Eucharist, the more we sit in front of the tabernacle, the more He outpours His grace, His life and, the deeper we share in His Divine Life God is within our hearts!

7. Hail Mary
8. Hail Mary

9. R. Mary walked with Jesus as He walked with the cross on His back. Mary peered into Jesus’ loving eyes and Jesus peered into Mary’s eyes and in that look there was such intimacy between those Two Hearts. It is through Their Hearts, it is in dwelling in Their Hearts, that we will have our little heaven on earth. It is in going to the pure and tender heart of Mary that Mary places us in the deepest recesses of Jesus’ Heart.

Let us go to Mary, our Mother and ask her to help us to love her Son, Jesus, as she loved her Son, Jesus, in her heart, to love the Father as she loved the Father, to love the Holy Spirit, her Spouse, as she loved the Holy Spirit. It is in the heart of Mary that the Holy Spirit acts to sanctify us and to make us more like Jesus. As we become more like Jesus, we unite deeper to Him and to the Father.

10. R. It is in dwelling in Their Hearts that we will have a little heaven here on earth.

 

Jesus is Crucified and Dies on the Cross

R. Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice on the cross. Jesus’ hands were nailed. Jesus’ feet were nailed, to the cross. Jesus came into this world in such poverty, in a cave. Jesus laid in a manger on bare wood and He died on bare wood on the cross.

1. Jesus: You hold on to such senseless things, My beloved ones. I am with you this day. Do not worry for I am guarding you in all of your actions. Stay rooted in My Heart of love and I will protect and comfort you in everything that you do. I am with you. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior. I came to this earth that you would have life and have it to the full.

2. R. Jesus came that we would have life. Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice on the cross and gives Himself this day in the Holy Eucharist. I hear Jesus call out: “Tell them, I give them Myself and they run from the altar after Communion.” It is in this act that we unite so deeply to our beloved Lord. Let us give ourselves to Him at the Consecration of the Mass. Let us die to ourselves that we will live deeper and deeper in Him. Let us unite in this sacrifice, become one in this sacrifice with Christ, to the Father. Let us die to all that is not like Him, that we will live in Him, that He gives Himself to us in the Holy Eucharist and we give ourselves to Him. This is the greatest act of intimacy between God and man and He gives Himself to us in the Eucharist and unites to us.

3. R. Let us treasure these moments when we are one with Him and let us at these moments help make reparation to the offenses against God and against the heart of Mary.

4. R. At Mass, the priest has the power to change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. This moment, this sacred moment, when Jesus acts through the priest, let us be so united in this sacrifice that we give ourselves. I hear Jesus call out, “This is My Body.” He speaks at the Consecration, “This is My Body, tell them, I give them Myself, tell them.”

5. R. Jesus mounted the cross, His body covered with wounds, His head crowned with thorns and He gave His all in total surrender. Jesus gave His all – our life paid for with the price of His blood and He is neglected and forgotten this day by so many of His beloved ones. Jesus waits in the tabernacle. He is as present as the day He walked this earth, in the Holy Eucharist, yet He is forgotten by many. Let us help make reparation to His adorable Heart for the great gift of Himself to us.

6. R. Dear Father, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Holy Spirit, with all the angels and the saints and the souls in Purgatory, we ask You to fill us with such grace that we will know, love and serve You more. That, from this moment on, we will participate in the Mass more fully, that we will unite in deepest intimacy with You, Almighty God, each time that we go to receive the Eucharist, we ask You to help us to love You more. Such giving of Yourself to me.

Help us to love You deeper and deeper. Dear Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of God’s love, to know that God’s love is not inactive, that it is not only words but it is the love that God the Father gave His only begotten Son and that Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice on the cross for love of us!

7. R. May we feel this action of the Holy Spirit within the heart of Mary as her heart dwells within the Heart of her Son. May we feel encompassed by the love of God, the Holy Spirit, acting in her heart, uniting us deeper to the Heart of Jesus and Jesus is one with the Father. May we feel this union with the Almighty God, deeper and deeper.

8. R. Jesus came into this world a helpless baby in the arms of His Mother and Mary held Him in her arms, under the cross. See Jesus’ lifeless body in her arms. The Heart of Mary, a heart that knows and loves her Son – Mary’s heart that is sinless – a heart that is so close to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Let us unite with the Heart of Mary, to pray through her heart, to act through her heart, to love through her heart, that we may love God and love each other deeper and with a pure love.

9. Song: I Love You Jesus

R. The love of God - nothing on this earth compares to Divine love! The soul is only fed by the love of God. The soul is created to love God. God gives to us a sharing in His Divine life in Baptism. We will not be satisfied with anything but His Divine love. All things must be rooted in Him for He is the source of life and love. All life comes from the Father, in the Holy Spirit, through the pierced Heart of Jesus, through the heart of Mary, into us and we act as a channel as we give love to one another. Jesus is the source. Let us love God deeper and deeper every day.

10. Hail Mary

R. This is a rosary from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. May your hearts be filled more and more with His burning love. O, My Jesus, forgive us our sins!

 

          

 

 

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The more you use the Blue Books and
    become one with Jesus – more
    intimate with Jesus –
    the more your lives are a blessing and
    everything you do in life can help
    to bring down great grace for the world
    because of your being so
    one with Jesus.

 

Guiding Light Homily Book Series

Fr. Joe’s Books


Cycle A –
Steadfast to the Son


Cycle B –
Focusing on the Word


Cycle C

Feed My Soul

 
Cycle A
 
Inspired to be Genuine

4 for $20 plus postage of $5.95 

 

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1) All Priests

       2) Good for Music Ministers
       3) Good for DRE's
       4) Good for Deacons
       5) Good for Principals of Schools
       6) Good for Teachers
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                Given March 21, 2014

                R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
               
3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 16 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple
, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.

 

 

 The Wedding Rosary 

Crystal Image Rosary

$40 plus shipping

 

Original Image Rosary

8mm glass beads
in a matching gift box

$40 plus shipping

 

  

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                Give to your priests Fr. Carter's Books plus postage.

Tell My People                    $5.00
Response to God's Love    $8.00
Response in Christ              $8.00

      

 

Old Mass Books with the Imprimatur 
$2.00 plus postage


 

New Mass Book with Imprimatur   
$8.00 plus postage


 

New Parents & Children's Book with the Imprimatur
$8.00 plus postage


 

Fr. Joe's Cycle A – Steadfast to the Sun – Starts in Advent
$5.00 plus postage

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Fr. Carter's Priestly Newsletters Book II
$6.00 plus postage

     

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with a sliver of glass and a little
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